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Onychophoran

Peripatus solorzanoi

Description:

Virbrantly colored onychophora near Siquirres. These are regarded as the evolutionary link between arthropods and annelid worms. To capture prey (also do it when threatened) they can spray webbing, kind of like spiderman.

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8 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Missed this one. Great find.

ToddTahtinen
ToddTahtinen 7 years ago

Where in Limón was this creek/stream?

ToddTahtinen
ToddTahtinen 7 years ago

Velvet Worms are amazing.

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Bizarre and amazing!

John G. Phillips
John G. Phillips 7 years ago

thanks for the link, I was able to pull the ID from it!

Jellis
Jellis 7 years ago

sorry forgot to add
Great spotting. love the color

Cathy Hearst
Cathy Hearst 7 years ago

oh sickness!!



John G. Phillips
Spotted by
John G. Phillips

Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 10, 2011
Submitted on Dec 14, 2012

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